Cybersecurity and Privacy (CySeP) Summer School


June 11-15, 2018




  • Note: The name of Osquldas väg on KTH’s campus was changed to Malvinas väg.
  • Deadline extension: Registration open till May 29, 17:00 CET.
  • New: This year we have for the first time the Midnight Sun Capture the Flag Competition. Please register here for the qualifier here. Details on the finals will be available shortly here too.
  • New: The Swedish IT Security Network for PhD Students (SWITS) Annual Seminar will be integrated with CySeP, June 13-15, this year. Please see the Call for Posters/Demos for submitting an abstract for a short talk.
  • New: The PROTASIS network will bring tutorial talks and hands-on exercises, June 11-12 this year.
  • New: Poster/demo session with buffet dinner, June 14.




About CySeP


We adopt new information and communication technologies and embrace fast new applications in cyberspace. The so-called Data Economy is blooming, creating new jobs and influencing our lives profoundly. Business opportunities are great but the wide acceptance of new digital technologies and services requires both simplicity and trustworthiness. Especially because the news report all sorts of incidents: personal devices hacked, credit card numbers stolen, companies blackmailed, mobile phones illegally tapped, power generation facilities intruded, sensitive information ‘phished’ - to name a few. Simply put, we do get more efficient and productive but these new systems open new paths for abuse and misbehavior. Actually, in many cases, it is no longer necessary to be an information technology expert to perpetrate an attack in cyberspace. At the same time, uncontrolled and massive user/citizen profiling by online service providers and abuse of surveillance practices by government agencies are a great privacy threat.

There has been increased awareness about security and privacy breaches and extensive efforts in academia and industry to address these challenges. In fact, cyber-security and privacy have been considered for some time now as ‘hot’ topics – lots of interest, lots of investment and specialized courses and degrees. It is now understood that new solutions cannot be rolled out unless they are properly secured and they ensure users’ privacy. We also have a rich trove of algorithms, tools, and systems to fight against attackers; along with an impressive congregation of devoted and highly capable expert individuals and organizations.

What is CySeP about?

In spite all the progress made, how close are we to feeling safe in cyberspace? How well do we do in addressing real-world security and privacy (S&P) problems? Or, to put it slightly differently, how could we best address them?  Given the extensive S&P research and teaching endeavors, do we deploy our best S&P solutions in systems we roll out and rely upon? What are the obstacles? How to further improve education and professional training in this area? Do we reach out to non-experts to make their lives easier when it comes to adopting S&P measures? How to stimulate and integrate customer experiences? These are questions that motivate this Cyber Security and Privacy (CySeP) Summer School.

Why attend CySeP?

We will reflect and elaborate on how to best go from research and teaching to solving real-world problems. Prominent experts from academia and industry will address a set of diverse topics, present their own rich experiences, offer their wisdom, and provide focused state-of-the-art knowledge on key S&P technologies. The poster/demo session will showcase latest achievements and proposals for addressing important S&P challenges. Discussions will allow you to debate and present your own ideas and experiences.

Each attendee will receive an attendance certificate, attesting to the fact that she/he actively participated. Each student attendee (undergraduate or graduate) can receive up to 5.0 ECTS credits.

Who should attend CySeP?

Anyone with (i) an interest or need to learn more about solving real-world security and privacy problems and (ii) at least a basic understanding of S&P concepts and mechanisms. CySeP can be rewarding for a whole range of attendees: from those with basic knowledge to those actively working on or researching S&P.

For example, if you are: (i) a student with already some good related coursework or a MSc thesis, (ii) a PhD student with relevant interests, (iii) an engineer or practitioner that works on securing your company's information systems, (iv) an engineer that designs and develops S&P solutions, (v) a teacher of S&P courses, or (vi) a researcher concerned with S&P, then CySeP is certainly for you.

Who should present a demo and/or a poster at CySeP?

Anyone wishing to present her or his recent or ongoing research, generate discussions and get feedback; anyone representing a project or an organization with expertise in solving real-world S&P problems; anyone seeking to contribute ideas and showcase enticing technologies and achievements to the CySeP audience. Please see the "Call for Posters and Demos" tab for more details.

Links to previous CySeP events:





Social event

List of accepted posters

Important Dates

  • CySeP dates:
    June 11-15, 2018

  • Poster/demo deadline:

    May 25, 2018


    Registration deadline:
    May 29, 2018

    * To secure a spot in the City Hall reception.